Commercial Drawing in Global Investors: NAR

Abroad and at home, the economy is firming up—and in the commercial market in the U.S., international investors are riding the uptrend, according to a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) report. In the last five years, 35 percent of commercial REALTORS® have had more commercial clients from outside the U.S., and, in 2017, 18 percent […]

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Chinese, Canadians and Mexicans: Top Foreign Buyers

The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). The terms “international” or “foreign” clients encompass two types of clients that real estate professionals may serve. One type are non-resident foreigners, who are non-U.S. citizens with permanent residences outside the United States, and who typically purchase property for investment, vacations, or other […]

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Foreign Home-Buying in U.S. Bounds to Over $150 Billion

Foreign home-buying in the U.S. leaped 49 percent to $153 billion in the last year, a record high in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate, recently released for 2017. The boost came as activity from Canada exploded to $19 billion, with buyers from China, India, Mexico […]

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Ask the Expert: How Do Global Clients Differ From Domestic Clients?

Today’s Ask the Expert column features Cindy Fauth, global marketing manager for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Q: How do global clients differ from domestic clients? A: Working with global clients brings a unique set of challenges that real estate professionals working with domestic buyers don’t typically worry about. From establishing creditworthiness for financing […]

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International Homebuyers Have More Impact on High-End Market

International homebuyers have more impact on the high-end housing market than on the general housing market, according to the latest Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey for the second quarter of 2017, which surveyed over 100 housing authorities. Those surveyed reported that though international buyers have a major effect on home values in the luxury market, […]

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How to connect with global real estate portals to win business

ListHub’s Celeste Starchild gives her take on how to take your business to the next level — the planetary level …

Now’s the time to pounce on shadow buyers, cheap leads

Year-end is a great time to determine what strategies worked, what tech and apps you need to upgrade, and what changes you would like to make in your business for 2015. It’s also important to identify what parts of your business increased your profitability, as well as any money wasters that need to be dropped …

9 trends impacting where foreign homebuyers park their money

What’s trending in the luxury international market? FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation, is an excellent resource whether you serve international clients who purchase in your local market or you play in the bigger international arena …

Hook ultrawealthy homebuyers with concierge-style service

Major shifts are afoot in the luxury real estate market, especially internationally. What are today’s luxury buyers seeking and how are agents today providing the stellar service this market segment demands …